Recordings of interesting groups of sounds, variously
found or generated; bells, gongs, crickets...
Abstract, elemental; contemplative.
Balinese "Kecak" Monkey Chant
at Woodstock, NY's Mountain View Studio, 11/7/10, led by famed Balinese dancers I
Made Bandem and Suasthi Bandem. This particular band
of monkeys did
a workshop with the Bandems the day before, organized by Baird Hersey and Bill
the Woodstock lyrical rhythm unit — world fusion with hand
drums, percussion, bells, gongs, voices... and
featuring various gifted guest Melodians, on guitars,
• Free Streams of our "dance & trance" music.
World Trance Fusion: original instrumental/
vocal music, quality studio recordings which we describe variously as...
tracks from the Warblehead CD (please, thank you,) on iTunes
Rock Reggae and
other Movin' types of music...
in New York State's mid-Hudson region now, and
we're looking forward to a new version...)
lots of rootsy,
rock and reggae standards, tunes by musicians
Allman Bros., Beatles, Bob Marley, Creedence,
Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, The Police, the Rascals,
Magic Sam, Sam & Dave,
Sam Cooke, Talking Heads, Taj Mahal, Van Morrison, Peter
Mac, even a little Grateful Dead, Otis Redding, & James
Cream, Jeff Beck, and the early Rolling Stones doing
the blues of Bo
Johnson, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, and
all them guys.
DEEP ARCHIVAL STUFF
Ayer's Tribute page to our old musical friend,
An Old Song rerecorded:
Mitch Dielhenn's "Arms
From The Sky"—
Neil Ayer and I recorded
this first-draft version of a song that, as kids, we
often performed with our late friend, Mitch Dielhenn.
Neil produced the whole song, I just sung it, and maybe
at some point we'll get back to finishing it up. Neil
has this posted on his site, WheelOfEarth.com,
which features a page of tributes to Mitch, an amazing songwriter and
heartful guy. (That page also has some recordings
of we did as part of "The Good Name Band" in
Denver, back in those days.)
(An excerpt of the lyrics:)
A man came to me
Face shining like the sea
Who like an unborn baby lay
So deep within your grace
These things he said to me
And you my brother
Would you like to be free?
There is a place I know
Every man longs to go
Which like a fountain spring
Blessing from God these waters bring
And a voice of peace and beauty sings
Here a man meets himself